Textual thesaurus for "scold"

(noun) scolder, common scold, nag, nagger

someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault

(verb) call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

censure severely or angrily

The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

(verb) grumble, grouch

show one's unhappiness or critical attitude

He scolded about anything that he thought was wrong; We grumbled about the increased work load